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YSW’s top ten tips for Wild Weddings

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We say it all the time but one of the joys of saying ‘I do’ in Scotland is the ability to marry practically anywhere – cue beautiful wild weddings in the great outdoors.

But before you get carried away, go through our checklist to help you plan your own wild wedding…

1. Get the basics in place

A date and precise location, someone suitably authorised to marry you, and two witnesses.

2. Find out whether you need permission to use the land

Hit up the Land Registry.

3. Be prepper with the legal paperwork

Each local authority does things slightly differently so check what the registrar needs from you up to three months pre-wedding and well before the absolute legal minimum notice time of 29 days.

4. Get clued up with a pre-wedding site visit

It’s a good opportunity to make sure you’re fit enough to get there if you’re marrying on top of a mountain!

5. Make sure there’s somewhere to park if anyone is driving

And if people are travelling separately, agree a meeting point (what3words.com is a great tool for this).

6. Listen to your photographer/videographer’s advice when it comes to ceremony times, lighting etc

They know their stuff!

7. Pack the essentials like refreshments, brollies and accessories

A shawl and wellies are musts!

8. Warn guests about any challenges

But expect (and embrace) the unexpected.

9. Don’t overplan your day

Leave time to take it all in (also handy in case you need to push timings back to allow for whether).

10. Plan your honeymoon around your wedding.

You you wild camp after the ‘I do’s’?

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